Are you poor, homeless and have no job? Come and clean Fukushima

publicerad 17 mars 2014
- av NewsVoice
Fukushima - Photo: Digital Globe

Kentaro TakahashiNEW YORK TIMES. “Out of work? Nowhere to live? Nowhere to go? Nothing to eat?” the online ad reads. “Come to Fukushima.”

Text and photo: New York Times

That grim posting targeting the destitute, by a company seeking laborers for the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is one of the starkest indications yet of an increasingly troubled search for workers willing to carry out the hazardous decommissioning at the site.

The plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, known as Tepco, has been shifting its attention away, leaving the complex cleanup to an often badly managed, poorly trained, demoralized and sometimes unskilled work force that has made some dangerous missteps.

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